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NRSC race card play against challenger hurts us all ^ | 4/5/14 | William Jacobson

Posted on 04/06/2014 6:16:33 AM PDT by cotton1706

Saturday Night Card Game: If these tactics are needed against Chris McDaniel challenging Thad Cochran, maybe the race is worth a look. NRSC keychain

I don’t know much about Chris McDaniel, who is challenging Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican Senate primary. I also don’t know much about Thad Cochran.

I haven’t studied the race, or taken a position. I don’t back a challenger just for the sake of backing a challenger.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee, however, backs an incumbent just for the sake of backing an incumbent. NRSC is, in Prof. Reynold’s words, “an incumbent-protection club. That’s basically its job.”

Which means backing any Republican Senate incumbent, no matter how bad and no matter how good the challenger. That means Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey; Bob Bennett over Mike Lee, and so on.

Brad Dayspring is the Communications Director and Strategist for NRSC. While his Twitter feed has the obligatory disclaimer that his tweets are his own, he does seem to use his Twitter feed as part of his NRSC mission.

A tweet on April 3 by Dayspring about McDaniel accused McDaniel of “associat[ing] with white nationalists & segregationists” based on a linked story at Talking Points Memo. (H/t The Other McCain)

The TPM story reported that McDaniel backed out of an event after it was revealed — by a local pro-Cochran blog — that one of the vendors displaying at the event was pro-segregation.

That’s it. No allegation that McDaniels himself was pro-segregation, or speaking at a pro-segregation event. Only that there was a vendor at the event.

That’s the sort of guilt by remote association we expect TPM and others to use against Republicans. Robert Stacy McCain, who has an extensive write up on it, correctly states:

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 04/06/2014 6:16:33 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
This sh*t has got to stop. The establishment crowd screams that the Tea Party is dividing the party and engaging in a 'circular firing squad' rather than fighting the socialist democrats. No one is dividing the party, and conservatism, more than the entitled elitists who are nothing more than an 'incumbent-protection club'.

Marco Rubio ... they did this to you too in your primary with Charlie "Benedict" Crist. Condemn this.

2 posted on 04/06/2014 6:26:51 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

The NRSC is controlled by McConnell and his cronies. This comes straight from McConnell, who is trying desperately to protect the United States Senate from more conservatives, especially those who won’t vote for him for leader. And McConnell’s minion and right hand man, John Cornyn, also used to head of the NRSC. These people are sooo dirty!

3 posted on 04/06/2014 6:30:42 AM PDT by cotton1706 (
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To: Servant of the Cross

I’ll repeat this one more does not matter if you vote democrat or republican anymore for the President, because it’s the Congress who will vote the laws in or out....most infiltrators like RINOs and Dems are all on the same page.
So without an Independent Party we will be screwed, may take longer with the Republicans, but screwed we are over the long haul. And while the conservatives are divided and do not vote for people considered RINOs...well the DEMS win faster.
With that said, we can’t elect any conservative voting Congress person without voting, so those who fight the vote will rush our demise, while whining all the way to the poor house. Then wonder why the Dems are still in power. SAD.

Condemn all day long, but that isn’t going to change out the Democrats to get a Republican Majority in least some changes can be made. A ‘half a loaf is better than none’.

4 posted on 04/06/2014 6:35:11 AM PDT by Kackikat
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